Queenstown kicks off birthday celebration with a chicken rice extravaganza

(Front row, from left to right) Mr Ong Eng Huat, Mr Eric Chua, Zermatt Neo, Augustine Koh and Jermayne Koh (owner and son of Tong Fong Fatt Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice), along with Singapore’s Largest Plate of Chicken Rice. (PHOTO: QUEENSTOWN)

Queenstown, one of Singapore’s earliest housing estates, celebrates the estate’s long-running hawker culture and heritage with a month-long lineup of specially curated events.

(Front row, from left to right) Mr Ong Eng Huat, Mr Eric Chua, Zermatt Neo, Augustine Koh and Jermayne Koh (owner and son of Tong Fong Fatt Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice), along with Singapore’s Largest Plate of Chicken Rice. (PHOTO: QUEENSTOWN)

Have you ever seen Singapore’s largest plate of chicken rice?

ABC Brickworks Market & Food Centre in Queenstown Estate set the record for Singapore’s largest plate of chicken rice recently.

The event was the opening ceremony of The Great Queenstown HawkerFest on 18 Nov, where a massive plate of chicken rice marked the commencement of Queenstown HawkerFest, a month-long celebration in honour of the estate’s 70th birthday.

The celebration at ABC Brickworks Market & Food Centre was officially launched by Mr Eric Chua, the Senior Parliamentary Secretary for the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth and Ministry of Social and Family Development and Adviser to Tanjong Pagar GRC Grassroots Organisations (Queenstown).

The Queenstown HawkerFest ends on Dec 17, 2023.


The highlight of the Great QT Hawker Feast was that Queenstown secured a record for Singapore’s largest Plate of Chicken Rice.
The plate, measuring 1.3m, served approximately 0.83m of chicken rice made and assembled by Tong Fong Fatt Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice. The feat was officiated by Mr Ong Eng Huat from the Singapore Book of Records.

In an effort to reduce food waste and give a show worthy of such a grand celebration, Singaporean competitive eater Zermatt Neo stepped onto the stage and devoured the entire plate of chicken rice in only 30 minutes.

His segment, which began at 11.30 a.m. until noon, had the crowd on the edge of their seats as they watched him gobble down about 30 servings of chicken rice.

At the final segment of the event, attendees were invited to participate in Queenstown’s first Speed-Eating Challenge. Participants engaged in a competition against each other to consume one plate of chicken rice as fast as possible for a chance to win $250 worth of vouchers.

The challenge took place in three sessions and had 30 participants in total with 10 individuals per session. The fastest eater, out of the three winners, finished his plate of chicken rice in an astounding 44 seconds.

In a heartfelt gesture to extend the festive spirit, Queenstown collaborated with Singapore Pools to distribute 700 packets of chicken rice to the less fortunate families around the estate over two weeks from Nov 20 to Dec 1, 2023.


With five iconic hawker centres such as ABC Brickworks Market & Food Centre, Alexandra Village Food Centre, Margaret Drive Hawker Centre, Mei Ling Market & Food Centre and Tanglin Halt Food Centre participating, this is just the beginning of the festivities.

  1. QT’s Greatest Hits

An online voting event open to everyone, where voters can choose their favourite hawkers in two categories. The QT People’s Choice, hawkers you feel that is best in food quality and service and Most Nostalgic, hawkers who evoke nostalgia in you, and who you have fond memories of.

Voters can win a $100 NTUC voucher through an additional participant’s challenge by sharing a special memory about the hawker or hawker centre they supported. Three winners will be selected and announced by Dec 13, 2023, after the voting ends on Dec 7, 2023.

If you would like to vote for your favourite hawker from among the five participating hawker centres, you can do so by clicking here.

  1. QT Hawker Heritage Trail

This trail is an opportunity to take a trip down to each of the hawker centres and meet the very people behind the delicious hawker food Queenstown is known for. 

Each participating hawker centre will feature an official Heritage Trail Booth placed at a prime location easily identifiable for families or individuals participating in the trail.

Specially designed trail cards and stamps will be available at the booths for participants to collect. Participants who retrieve all five stamps along the trail, fill in your details and drop off the completed trail card at the booth will stand a chance to win up to $300 worth of NTUC vouchers.

  1. QT Hawker Cafe Remix

In collaboration with Queenstown’s iconic hawkers, this event allows Singaporeans to savour reimagined hawker classics, by the creative minds of well-known establishments such as KEK Seafood, Abundance, Sin & Savage and Creatr.

Participants will be able to indulge themselves in a limited-time culinary experience until Dec 17, 2023 with unique dishes by these renowned establishments. 

There are savouring delights such as KEK Seafood’s Satay with Coffee Sauce, Abundance’s Fish n Chips Bao, Sin & Savage’s Savage Story Curry Donut and Creatr’s Lei Cha Ice-Cream.


Step into the excitement of Queenstown HawkerFest which runs through until Dec 17, 2023. With the exciting line up suitable for all ages, there is something for everything that you definitely do not want to miss.

To find out more about the HawkerFest, head to @queenstownsg on Instagram or Queenstown SG website.